Terms of Endearment

Are terms of endearment now passé'
Do those words any emotions convey?
so abused on devices electronic
simply thrown about without delay

Was a time when it had meaning
uttered softly, to whispers, to sighs
not mattered just how it was spoken
to be recognized, understood, implied

Ti's these days, ineffectual as greetings
empty words that command no respect
bandied terms like so many other
the loss of emotion we now regret

The End

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